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February 22, 2007 Subject:
This book attempts to overthrow the existing orthodoxy surrounding the events of the Gunpowder Plot. It seeks to show that the plot was in part a contrivance of the state and that most of the accounts of the plot originating at that time were heavily falsified by the government. It is a superifically appealing hypothesis, but one which does not stand up well to the criticisms presented in the subsequent work "What the Gunpowder Plot Was" by Samuel Rawson Gardiner, written in reply to this book. The two works should ideally be read together, though the latter seems to me to be the more credible and scholarly of the two.